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December 5, 2017

From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for 'Flyover' Start-Ups:



October 18, 2017

Investment group Frontier Angels announces expansion amid venture capital growth in Montana:



October 10, 2017

Capital with a cause: Montana VC firm Next Frontier Capital has provided $47M in funds to startups:



September 14, 2017

Montana senators, nonprofits urge support for New Markets Tax Credit program:



August 31, 2017

Golden Seeds Tops $100 Million in Women-Led Companies:



August 8, 2017

Montana's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Hits Another Milestone - Frontier Fund 2 Fully Invested - New Frontier Angels to Launch in October 2017:



August 5, 2017

Montana's Frontier Angels Launches New Website - Your Opportunity to Invest in Montana's Future :



June 18, 2017

The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State:



March 26, 2017

Oklahoma's model for developing venture capital is working:



March 10, 2017

Steve Case - Hey, Coastal Elites: Don't Dis 'Flyover Country'--Fund It:



January 31, 2017

New Missoula business accelerator to offer $2.4M in investment funding :



November 10, 2016

Venture and Angel Capital Needs to Pay More Attention to Flyover Country Where Great Opportunities are Developing:



October 25, 2016

Women take on bigger role as angel investors:



October 7, 2016

Frontier Funds analyze investment history at halfway point of fund 2:



August 13, 2016

Crowdfunding Best Practices Researsch at The Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana:



August 12, 2016

The Meeting That Showed Me the Truth about VC's and How They Don't Make Money:



June 2, 2016

Bozeman, Montana-based Next Frontier Capital Successfully Completes Inaugural Venture Capital Fundraising with over $21 Million Raised:



May 16, 2016

So You Want to Fund a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know:



May 13, 2016

Crowdfunding: the Future of Angel Investor Funding?:



April 15, 2016

State-Funded VC 'Launch Tennessee' Announces More than $1 Billion in Investments:



February 9, 2016

ONE WEEK AWAY - Tester to host 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings - Accessing Capital: Financing your Business in the 21st Century:



February 7, 2016

Montana Access to Capital Surveys - Please take the 5 minute survey. Your input is very important:



February 3, 2016

Senator Tester To Host 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop, 2/16, Billings, Montana:



January 28, 2016

Liz Marchi - Attracting investors to 'Big Sky' and its entrepreneurs:



October 12, 2015

Five hot Missoula startups to pitch to investors:



August 19, 2015

Montana Based Frontier Angel Fund 2 Closes - Turns Focus to Investing, Education and Mentoring:



June 4, 2015

New investment fund Next Frontier Capital aims at growing Montana tech businesses:



June 3, 2015

Get Off the Ground with Community Investing:



May 27, 2015

Next Frontier Capital Announces $20 million Fund I To Build Montana Technology Companies:



January 19, 2015

Montana Business Financing Needs Survey:



January 17, 2015

China to create $6.5 billion venture capital fund to support start-ups:



January 5, 2015

Montana's High Stakes Foundation - Increasing the Odds for Everyone:



November 27, 2014

Good Works Ventures Makes Four New Investments in Montana Small Businesses:



October 15, 2014

Good Works Ventures makes its 11th Montana based investment in Ranchers Original:



November 20, 2013

Business Texter Raises $250K+ For Intelligent Group Texting App Investment led by Frontier Angel Fund:



November 20, 2013

Prosperity Organic Foods Raises Seed Funding from Frontier Angels, Boise, and Sun Valley Angels:



November 4, 2013

Kentucky considers creating small-business venture capital fund :



October 22, 2013

Just Because You Can Angel Invest Doesn't Mean You Should:



March 20, 2013

State not alone in quest for venture capital:



January 17, 2013

"Fiscal Cliff" Act Supports Startup Investment:



May 6, 2012

JOBS Act allows you to become a venture capitalist:



April 9, 2012

Announcing the CSC National Business Capitalization Guaranteed Loan Program:



March 19, 2012

Should Angel Investors Get Tax Credits to Invest in Small Businesses?:



March 17, 2012

Maryland raises $84 million to invest in tech startups:



March 4, 2012

Investment tax credit would aid job growth:



February 12, 2012

State Spends Millions on CAPCOs for only 202 New Jobs:



February 3, 2012

Angel investor tax credit reaps rewards:



December 7, 2011

Angel Capital Association Supports Crowdfunding Legislation:



December 1, 2011

Creating A Nation of Venture Capitalists Through Crowdfunding:



November 28, 2011

Lack of venture capital can hurt:



November 23, 2011

This venture capital idea worth a look:



November 3, 2011

Seeding Entrepreneurship: How to Build a Venture-Finance Ecosystem:



September 27, 2011

Creating a state venture capital program should be a legislative goal:



September 16, 2011

Venture capital report urges creation of state-backed 'fund of funds' in Wisconsin:



July 25, 2011

Governor Cuomo signs bill creating New York state venture capital fund:



May 20, 2011

A new option if you want to invest in startups:



April 27, 2011

Most US startups funded by entrepreneurs not banks or VC firms:



April 1, 2011

Embracing Angels: A VC's Perspective:



March 13, 2011

Some Surprising Reasons Why Sequoia Wins At The VC Game:



March 12, 2011

Legislator: State years behind in debate on public startup capital:



March 2, 2011

State Governments: The Latest Venture Capitalists:



January 3, 2011

Tax Credits Encourage Angel Investments in States:



January 2, 2011

Welcome to the Missoula, Montana Based Big Sky Angel Network:



December 31, 2010

Insurers Spur $72 Million In Private Investment in Connecticut:



December 9, 2010

Is Angel Investing just a "pile of angels" who can't lead?:



December 7, 2010

Senator Baucus: Montana-Based Venture Capital Partner, Clyde Neu, with Flywheel Ventures, Is Good News For Business:



November 22, 2010

State seeks $50 million in seed money for startups:



November 19, 2010

A Boot Camp for Women Angel Investors - Pipeline Fund Fellowship:



November 18, 2010

Other states offer models for Wisconsin's next steps in attracting capital:



November 17, 2010

Innovative Tech Coast Angels from California could have appeal to Northwest angels, entrepreneurs:



September 17, 2010

Angel Tax Credits Do Help The Economy and Entreprenuership:



September 6, 2010

Michigan firms commit $50 million for unusual venture capital fund - Renaissance Venture Capital Fund:



September 1, 2010

Foreign investments to help boost Montana's local economy :



August 31, 2010

Minnesota angel investment tax credit off to a strong start:



August 25, 2010

Investing in startups has potential for high returns:



August 24, 2010

The Problem with Tax Credits for Angel Investors:



August 17, 2010

State-backed venture funds carry risks, rewards - States shouldn't repeat Iowa's mistake:



August 13, 2010

Rural Microbusiness Investment Credit (RMIC):



August 2, 2010

Tech Coast Angels Announces ACE Fund to Provide Access to Entrepreneurial Investments for Private and Institutional Investors:



July 22, 2010

Minnesota Launches Tax Credits for High-Tech Investors:



July 8, 2010

How States Can Attract Venture Capital:



June 13, 2010

Montana's Frontier Angel Fund boosts start-up companies like Tipu's Tiger Chai with funding, valuable advice:



June 3, 2010

Governor pitches tax credit to spur investments in technology, bioscience:



June 2, 2010

InvestMaryland Initiative To Revitalize Early Stage Venture Capital:



May 29, 2010

Bill offering tax credits to boost biotech startups clears Illinois Legislature:



May 26, 2010

10 things you need to know about Minnesota’s angel tax credit:



May 25, 2010

New project to attract offshore capital under way:



May 7, 2010

NASVF NetNews:



April 29, 2010

Rural Venture Investments As Successful As Metro Counterparts, Shows Report :



April 26, 2010

Venture capital firms think small to help startups:



April 23, 2010

‘FIRST LET’S KILL THE ANGELS:



April 19, 2010

The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Finance: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis:



April 17, 2010

Helping small business get products to market. Bills seek new round of government grants to bridge the “The Valley of Death”:



April 7, 2010

State’s dual-use technology investment fund pays off:



April 2, 2010

Environment for Seed and Early Stage Investments (Survey):



April 1, 2010

Angel tax credit reshapes Minnesota’s innovation culture:



April 1, 2010

Flynn's Harp: Angel-investor alarm grows over provisions in Dodd bill:



April 1, 2010

Financial Regulation Overhaul Alarms Private Equity Community:



March 30, 2010

Angel investor credit passes Legislature..... in Minnesota:



March 19, 2010

Angels step into venture capital void:



March 16, 2010

Growth fund a boost for Maine ideas - Capital is available for businesses with 'high potential':



March 6, 2010

New funds would seek to create more venture investors in Michigan:



March 5, 2010

Investing In Jobs - State's Venture Capital Firm Credited With Boosting Business In Tough Times:



March 3, 2010

NASVF Conference, 10/13-15, Baltimore, MD:



February 25, 2010

A Federal Tax Credit for Startup Investors:



February 23, 2010

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter 2010 Unveils Promising Growth Companies Ahead of Conference, 2/23-25:



February 20, 2010

Do Tax Credits for Angel Investors Boost Innovation?:



February 20, 2010

Private Equity and Venture Capital to Forge the Way in New Economy:



February 15, 2010

Angel tax credits necessary for startup success in any state.:



February 2, 2010

Brookings Institute recommends regional venture capital ‘superfund’ :



January 28, 2010

Organizers seek $100 million to start Wisconsin venture fund:



December 24, 2009

Let us praise the venture capitalists:



December 18, 2009

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds - Position statement: Angel Investor Tax Credit:



December 11, 2009

Ravalli County considering microloan program:



December 1, 2009

Bill would boost tax credits for angel investors:



November 6, 2009

State offers entrepreneurs a boost through $120 Million Fund of Funds:



September 27, 2009

$200 mil sought for Ariz. startups - 'Fund of funds' to back small high-tech firms:



September 2, 2009

New Colorado laws benefit tech investors, boost energy loans:



August 25, 2009

Instituting a New Way to Fund Innovation:



July 15, 2009

Does the Clustering of Venture Capital Centers Make Sense?:



July 14, 2009

New Model for Funding Support to Small Businesses Passes Tennessee "Fund of Funds" Legislature :



July 3, 2009

Wisconsin kicks our butt with Angel tax credits:



June 6, 2009

Investors Want Smaller Venture Funds:



May 14, 2009

Interview with Richard Bendis, Board Member of NASVF and Jim Jaffe, President of NASVF:



April 16, 2009

Federal Fund Proposal Targets Valley Of Death:



April 4, 2009

The National Association Of Seed And Venture Funds 16th Annual Conference, 9/14-16, Oklahoma City, OK:



March 24, 2009

POSTPONED - Great Falls Development Authority to Host Starting Angel Organizations - Montana Angel Initiative Comes to Great Falls April 8th:



March 12, 2009

Paying Entrepreneurs to Find the Right Business:



February 23, 2009

Start-ups finding ignition trouble:



February 21, 2009

Starting Angel Organizations, 04/09, Helena, MT:



February 21, 2009

POSTPONED - Starting Angel Organizations, 04/08, Great Falls, MT:



February 16, 2009

Successful Montana Technology Entrepreneur, Keith Brown, CEO of Merlin Information Services Tapped for Chairmanship of Frontier Angel Fund, LLC:



February 3, 2009

Maverick Angels Goes Virtual:



January 2, 2009

The Coming Venture Capital Boom:



December 31, 2008

Angelsoft Gets An Upgrade, Opens Network To Venture Capitalists:



December 30, 2008

Investment groups collaborating to assist companies - Forming Angel Organizations - March, 2009 Helena, Great Falls, Montana:



December 29, 2008

Florida, the Next Hotbed of Venture Capital?:



December 25, 2008

Venture Capital's Coming Collapse:



December 12, 2008

Minnesota Weighs Angel Tax Credits for 'Green' Startup Incentive:



December 5, 2008

Thomas Weisel Partners Group LLC looks beyond high tech to capture 'money on the move':



November 27, 2008

Utah Fund of Funds to raise its visibility - Group seeks to expand entrepreneur network:



November 14, 2008

Montana Career Opportunity - Private Equity Fund of Funds Manager - Montana Capital Investment Board:



November 13, 2008

The Venture Capital model is broken:



October 28, 2008

Montana Capital Investment Board Launches New Website and News of Pending RFP for a Fund Manager:



October 28, 2008

MSU Billings School of Business to Host Starting Angel Organizations :



October 15, 2008

Angel investors assess role in financial crisis:



September 11, 2008

Venture Capital in Rockies Gets Under Way:



August 28, 2008

Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association Assembles Inaugural Fall Forum in Sun Valley, Idaho to Showcase the Region's Premier Start-Ups :



August 28, 2008

Venture capitalists today look far and wide for start-ups - Trevor Loy and Flywheel Ventures:



August 11, 2008

How Angels Are Playing a Fallen Economy:



August 1, 2008

Bootstrapping, Montana Style:



July 29, 2008

'Fund of funds' to invest in Arizona tech startups:



July 26, 2008

Montana Angel Investor Network Initiative Takes Wing - Missoula Seminar on Sept 25. - Sign Up Now! :



July 21, 2008

Wanted: Angels in the country:



July 15, 2008

Nurturing a Healthy Investment Community:



July 15, 2008

'Fund of funds' to invest in AZ tech startups:



June 12, 2008

Working on a band of angels - Network encourages co-investing by groups backing young firms:



June 11, 2008

State-by-State Venture Capital Profiles:



June 7, 2008

Flywheel Venture's Trevor Loy named to National Venture Capital Association's board of directors.:



May 29, 2008

Coastal VC firms see investment opportunity in Midwest companies:



May 15, 2008

The Boom in Angel Investing:



May 14, 2008

Maine Governor Pocket Vetoes Fund of Funds Legislation:



April 19, 2008

How Angel Investors Get Their Wings:



March 25, 2008

Partners with Angel Capital Foundation to Offer Seminar on Valuation and Portfolio Management Strategies:



March 20, 2008

The Allure Of Angel Investing:



March 13, 2008

Toasting Wisconsin's angel and VC imagination:



March 8, 2008

Ohio angel groups collaborate to make investing simpler, faster:



March 6, 2008

Strategic IP due diligence tips for angel investors:



February 29, 2008

Fly High With Angel Investors:



February 22, 2008

Angels can expect more investment, fewer exits:



February 21, 2008

State Strategies to Promote Angel Investment for Economic Growth:



February 14, 2008

Utah Technology Council focuses on Fund of Funds this Legislative Season:



February 12, 2008

Montana RFP Issued for Consultant Services for Angel Network Training and Development:



February 11, 2008

Strategic IP due diligence tips for angel investors:



February 3, 2008

Missoula group promotes investment of IRAs for local socially conscious investing:



February 1, 2008

Founder of Montana's Frontier Angel Fund, Liz Marchi loves to take risks:



January 27, 2008

State needs to do more for angel investors:



January 18, 2008

An angel uprising puts pressure on VCs. Investors with personal cash are raising their profile:



January 10, 2008

Restricted Share Private Equity Exchange Debuts:



January 7, 2008

TechRanch and Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association Present 2008 Venture Capital and Networking Reception, 01/10, Bozeman:



January 4, 2008

Montana Growing Funding Opportunities and Deal Flow:



December 19, 2007

Montana Fund-of-Fund Launches after Two-year Delay:



December 13, 2007

Angel: We mentor startups better than VCs do. "Age of the Angel: Best Practices for Angel Groups and Investors,":



December 13, 2007

What's better for angels, equity or convertible debt?:



December 10, 2007

Montana Capital Investment Board Moving Forward. Montana Fund of Funds Effort Launched:



November 14, 2007

Hawaii's Investment Tax Credit Program Generates $821M in Investment :



November 13, 2007

Due diligence treaties make deal syndication a snap:



November 12, 2007

Kauffman Foundation: Angels perform on par with VCs:



November 9, 2007

Where Angels Fly. For those with the means and a taste for risk, start-up companies beckon:



October 25, 2007

A Battle Over Venture Capital for Small Businesses:



October 19, 2007

Venture capitalist, Jon Marchi upbeat about Montana start-ups:



October 19, 2007

Can't VCs and angels just get along?:



October 17, 2007

Paul Matteucci, USVP General Partner To Be Montana State University Finance Club Guest Lecturer, 10/17, Bozeman:



October 6, 2007

Montana Governor Schweitzer Appoints Members to Capitol Investment Board:



September 16, 2007

Frontier Angel Fund, LLC Brings the Power of Angel Investing to Northwest Montana on Oct. 9 :



September 16, 2007

Venture Capital Firm Numbers Cut in Half since 2000, VC Firm Says:



September 7, 2007

Building a Statewide Angel Network:



September 6, 2007

A novel(ized) scam. Kalispell businessman David Tacke’s high-tech startup company Venue Tech. "Masters’ Con":



August 29, 2007

The Power of Angel Investing, 10/09, Whitefish, MT:



August 28, 2007

New rules would expand the definition of “accredited investors":



August 16, 2007

Investor symposium seeks to build momentum for the “IQ Corridor”:



August 14, 2007

KTEC boosts venture capital in Kansas:



August 9, 2007

State by State Venture Capital Investments in Q2 2007. Goose Egg for Montana:



July 28, 2007

East and West Coast VC's Find the "3rd Coast":



July 27, 2007

Angel investors say bill would bolster innovation:



July 26, 2007

Maine government steps in to foster venture funding:



July 25, 2007

Should States Support Angel Networks With Public Dollars?:



July 23, 2007

The Big Sky Venture Capital Conference Update:



July 19, 2007

Utah Fund of Funds Sees Success Stories:



July 16, 2007

Pennsylvania puts in place guarantees for venture capital funding:



July 14, 2007

They turn conservation into a profit. Beartooth Capital Partners of Bozeman, Montana:



July 5, 2007

Montana's Frontier Angel Fund Partners with Angel Soft to Enable Better Interactions Between Entrepreneurs and Angels. :



June 20, 2007

North Carolina to Start Statewide Micro Angel Fund:



June 19, 2007

A heavenly tax cut: Act 255 stimulates economic growth:



June 18, 2007

Angel Investment Tax Credit Helps Produce $1.72B in Deals Since 1999:



June 7, 2007

Angel investing tops $100 million.... in Wisconsin - the result of tax credits enacted for investors in young companies.:



June 4, 2007

Tech Coast Angels Pray Early Stage Investments Will Be Heavenly:



May 24, 2007

New angel fund will help Idaho and Intermountain companies. "Boise Angel Fund.":



April 23, 2007

“Community Development Venture Capital: A Catalyst for Double Bottom-Line Results.”:



April 20, 2007

Ten tips for angel investors. (Entrepreneurs, this is what Angels think about when they're evaluating your company.):



April 19, 2007

Fund of Funds program producing top jobs in Utah:



April 12, 2007

State Rolls Out Five New Capital-attracting Funds:



April 10, 2007

Doing the Deal: THE TERM SHEET Seminar, 05/02, Kalispell:



April 6, 2007

Prairie Winds Capital, LLC Becomes 18th Angel Fund in RAIN Source Capital’s Growing Network for Angel Investors:



April 2, 2007

VCs Aim to Out-Angel the Angels:



March 28, 2007

Proposed Tax Break Could Boost Angels' Role:



March 20, 2007

Funding by angels up 10.8%:



March 8, 2007

Can Smaller Cities Compete with the Country’s Most Successful VC Markets?:



February 24, 2007

Eight States, including Montana, included in new Venture Capital Group - Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association.:



February 22, 2007

Venture Capital in Secondary Cities. Missed Opportunities for wage and job growth :



February 5, 2007

Worlds Best Technologies Showcase, 5/15-16, Dallas, Texas:



February 1, 2007

2006 and Ten-Year Seed and Startup Stage Funds State by State. How did Montana do?:



February 1, 2007

The Start-Up Enterprise Valley of Death*:



February 1, 2007

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle wants to boost tax credits for Angel investments. Millions sought for new ideas:



January 11, 2007

Funding bill for the Montana capital equity investment act - Update HB34. Your support is requested:



December 20, 2006

Introducing The Frontier Angel Fund, LLC. Frontier’s geographic investment priority is Western Montana, Montana, the Inland Pacific Northwest.:



December 16, 2006

Tech Coast Angels Introduces New Seed Track Funding Program for Early Stage San Diego Companies:



December 11, 2006

Investor group expands into Boise. Keiretsu Forum has funded over 120 companies with more than $70 million amid chapters located throughout the United States.:



November 30, 2006

San Jose Claims to Be First to Create a Municipal Venture Capital Pool:



November 26, 2006

'Angel' investors have nerves of steel, hearts of gold:



November 20, 2006

Angels Live !!:



November 14, 2006

U.S. Treasury Department To Conduct New Markets Tax Credit Application Workshop, 12/4, Billings, MT:



November 9, 2006

John and Jane Angel Go to Washington:



October 23, 2006

Colorado sees $195M in venture capital in third quarter:



October 19, 2006

Ontario government spending $2.5 million to build and expand angel investment networks across the province. :



October 13, 2006

Tax credit for angel investors could produce mixed results:



October 5, 2006

University of New Mexico helps build bridge for researchers over financial 'valley of death'. That black area where government funding for research ends and Angel Investment begin. :



October 5, 2006

"Investing In Outliers" :



October 1, 2006

Venture capitalists grapple with diminished returns:



September 28, 2006

Snowe-Kerry Introduce 'Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Act of 2006'; Measure Creates 25 Percent Tax Credit for 'Angel Investors':



September 26, 2006

Reminder of Today's (Tuesday) Roundtable - Frontier Angel Fund - What Do We Look For In A Startup? 9/26, Missoula:



September 21, 2006

Angel investors commit $12.7B in first half of `06. Healthcare, software, and biotech are still their top choices:



September 15, 2006

Funding by venture capitalists rising in America's Middle:



September 14, 2006

"Crafting Colorado's State Venture Fund" :



August 30, 2006

"Angel Market Trends: Sophistication and Organization":



August 28, 2006

State venture capital to be put to work. Fund raises $200 million to bolster young tech companies:



August 26, 2006

Venture Capital in the Rockies Gathering a "Summit of Big Sky" Success:



August 23, 2006

Student-Run Utah University Venture Fund Makes Milestone Tenth Investment in Alianza:



August 15, 2006

Frontier Angel Fund - What Do We Look For In A Startup? 9/26, Missoula:



August 15, 2006

New SURAfund Pairs Venture Capitalists with University Innovations :



August 10, 2006

The 5 Worst States for Start-ups:



August 10, 2006

Middle of nowhere. The burden of the Midwestern network start-up: "How good can the software be if it's made here?":



August 7, 2006

Venture capitalists reload for new round of investing:



August 5, 2006

2nd Annual Venture Conference For The Northern Rockies, 8/24-25, Big Sky, Mont.:



August 3, 2006

When it RAINs, it pours Grand Forks, ND Group looks to invest in growing companies:



July 27, 2006

State-by-State Venture Capital Investments Q2 2006:



July 20, 2006

Big 12 hopes sports lure VC. Schools planning conference to run during football championship:



July 13, 2006

Angel investors giving blessings to more companies from Colorado:



July 12, 2006

3rd Annual RAIN®makers Conference For Angel Investors, 9/28-29, Mankato, MN:



July 11, 2006

Seed and Venture Capital State Experiences and Options :



July 6, 2006

The Capital Formation Institute presents an audio blog: "Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Act of 2006":



July 6, 2006

Angel tax credit program getting wings in Arizona thanks to Gov. Janet Napolitano:



June 11, 2006

Tax Credit For Angel Investors Would Encourage Funding For Entrepreneurs:



May 26, 2006

States Contributing More to Venture-Capital Funds. What About Montana? :



May 22, 2006

2nd Annual Venture Conference For The Northern Rockies, 8/24-25, Big Sky, Mont.:



May 22, 2006

State of Connecticut invests in developing state-wide angel network:



May 18, 2006

Highlights of the 2006 State Venture Capital Program Study May 2006. 44 States Reported on 151 State Programs:



May 13, 2006

New fund looks to invest in Northwest Montana companies:



May 12, 2006

Venture capital partnership may leverage $20M:



May 10, 2006

Models for Angel Organizations:



May 9, 2006

Manzullo, Pomeroy Introduce Legislation to Provide Federal Tax Credits for Angel Investors who invest in U.S. Small Businesses. Your active support is important for this proposed legislation.:



May 4, 2006

Angels Say Seed-Stage 'Gap' Is Closing:



May 4, 2006

Montana West Economic Development Announces New Montana Angel Fund to Invest in Local Companies :



May 4, 2006

IEDC hopes to establish regional venture capital funds:



May 1, 2006

Angel Investing Needs More Than Just a Few Good Women:



April 21, 2006

State funds help fill a void on startup investing:



April 18, 2006

Montana Capital Investment Action Group - 5/12, Helena, MT:



April 17, 2006

States Expanding High Tech Businesses - Thirty-six states run venture capital funds that have encouraged economic development through early support for local businesses.:



April 14, 2006

Northwest Energy Companies Get New Source of Seed Capital:



April 13, 2006

Wisconsin Angel group helps young firms take wing $50 million invested in 2005, report says:



April 13, 2006

$200 Million Hawaii State fund would invest in local tech companies:



April 6, 2006

Angel Investment syndicates mean larger financings, better terms:



April 6, 2006

The Treasure State CDC is the newest 504 lender for western Montana.:



April 6, 2006

VCs Look off the Beaten Path. America’s struggling state economies lean more on venture capital to prepare for the post-industrial age.:



April 1, 2006

Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Mary Burke would like to double Act 255 angel tax credits:



March 31, 2006

Entrepreneurs can pitch ideas through Web site In Montana it's http://www.fundingmontana.com/ :



March 31, 2006

Aurora, CO mayor sees proposal as brain food. City sponsored Venture Capital Fund to build businesses. What is your city doing?:



March 30, 2006

Spokane, WA based Delta Angel group watches for early-stage rising stars. Delta connects wealthy private investors with cash-needy startups:



March 23, 2006

Social advocates adopt venture capitalist strategies:



March 17, 2006

Investment Bank Pulls Out of Montana Venture Fund:



March 9, 2006

CSFB Terminates its contract to raise Venture Capital Fund in Montana:



March 9, 2006

Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Freedom:



March 6, 2006

Let States Be Entrepreneurs. Competition between states concentrates their minds on this: Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is well treated.:



March 3, 2006

High court doubtful about challenge to state tax incentives to companies that expand their investments in the state.:



March 2, 2006

Are the Capital Formation Programs (Angel network, Venture Capital and Tax Inceitives) in Your State Included in the Database from the NASVF?:



February 23, 2006

Angel investors can be a godsend:



February 16, 2006

The Effectiveness of State Venture Capital Programs:



February 16, 2006

Iowa Fund of Funds invests in Minnesota, Tennessee-based venture funds:



February 15, 2006

Venture Capital in Northern Rural Wisconsin:



February 7, 2006

More angels with dollars expected to help startups:



February 2, 2006

Florida Governor Bush wants the Legislature to set aside millions for business investment.:



February 1, 2006

On Being an Angel:



January 31, 2006

Montana Needs to Develop a More Robust and Active Funding Environment for Entrepreneurs and Startups:



January 30, 2006

The Angel Capital Education Foundation (ACEF) announces a major expansion of its educational offerings under its popular Power of Angel Investing (PAI) branded seminar series.:



January 26, 2006

Angel Groups Beginning to Work with University Technology Licensing Offices :



January 19, 2006

Students manage millions. Venture capital fund is valuable teaching tool:



January 19, 2006

Three North Dakota cities are establishing venture capital funds:



January 19, 2006

Minnesota Investment Network Changes Name to RAIN Source Capital; Launches Multi-state Network of Angel Investment Funds including Montana:



January 19, 2006

How to develop a state-wide Angel Network:



January 17, 2006

Angel capital helps to pave the way for Venture Capital investments:



January 12, 2006

Kansas Venture Capital Agency Approved:



January 5, 2006

Wisconsin cleans up Act 255. Law makes incentives work for VC funds:



January 3, 2006

Midwest Association Of Seed & Venture Funds, 1/17-18. Fargo, North Dakota:



January 3, 2006

State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dedicates 8% (could be more than $2.5 Billion) to Venture Capital:



December 22, 2005

A shot in the arm for venture capital: state governments to the rescue. What is Montana doing?:



December 22, 2005

The Northwest Energy Angel Group is Accepting Applications from Angel Investors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana) and two Canadian provinces (B.C. and Alberta) :



December 20, 2005

Oklahoma Agency hits $100 million milestone. The Oklahoma Capital Investment Board has attracted more than $100 million in venture capital to Oklahoma business projects.:



December 14, 2005

State-Run Venture Funds Picking Up Slack for Private VCs. Thirty-six states have venture funds:



December 13, 2005

Action Alert!-Contact your Legislator-SB133-Special Session Issue:



December 13, 2005

Montana Economic developers hoping to include bill regarding The Montana Equity Capital Investment Act (SB 133) in special session:



December 10, 2005

Angel Investors - more than just money:



December 8, 2005

Model Venture Capital Documents & Intellectual Property Issues Present Challenges In Venture Capital Transactions:



December 8, 2005

Wisconsin's Act 255 heats up angel investment in 2005, though VC involvement lags:



December 8, 2005

Finding The Right VC For Your Company:



December 6, 2005

New Mexico Companies Have Attracted $140 Million in Investment Funds - A direct result of investing state money in venture capital funds.:



December 2, 2005

San Antonio is inching forward in venture capital race, study shows:



November 30, 2005

Business to 'angels': Sow us the seed money:



November 29, 2005

Invest Wisconsin: Republicans propose sweeping changes to promote investment in new startups in the State:



November 21, 2005

Pennsylvania joins states seeding tech-friendly VC firms:



November 15, 2005

VC to target Native American businesses with $50M:



November 10, 2005

She's banking on an angel - Keating Heinemann, secretary of the Wisconsin State Department of Financial Institutions brings Angels together:



November 10, 2005

An eBay Founder's Bid To Aid Small Enterprises:



November 4, 2005

Commercial Lending – Ideal for Growing Businesses – Takes on a New Form in Montana - Montana Growth Capital:



November 1, 2005

U.S. Senate Introduces Bill Creating VC Program to Stimulate Investment in Small Businesses:



October 31, 2005

Start-up companies seek "angels" for early investment - Bridger Private Capital Network of Montana:



October 27, 2005

State by State Venture Capital Investments: None for Montana:



October 27, 2005

Capco Draws Firms, and Doubts, to D.C.:



October 24, 2005

State-Run Venture Fund Succeeds With Native Firms:



October 20, 2005

Investors take a look at entreprenuers' work - 400 attend the Enterprise Institute Innovation Expo 2005 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota :



October 16, 2005

Linking Startups to VCs - Go Big Network :



October 13, 2005

State needs more angel investors - Indiana Venture Center leader speaks to local entrepreneurs saying "It's not a local phenomenon, it's a national phenomenon,":



October 12, 2005

Investment community failing start-ups says report - Mature Companies Attract Bulk of Venture Capital:



October 6, 2005

How Corporate Venture Capital Investing Increases Innovation:



October 5, 2005

Growing Wings: Building a Northwest Montana Angel Group:



October 5, 2005

Angel Groups and Networks - (audio presentation):



October 5, 2005

State Sponsored Venture Funds:



September 29, 2005

Venture Funding Program Bearing Fruit for Local Startups in New Mexico:



September 29, 2005

RAIN® funds: A Network of Angel Funds for the Mid-Market:



September 21, 2005

Grant opportunities, tools and events courtesy of USDA-Rural Development:



September 15, 2005

Tax Breaks For Angels - To foster technology transfer, states reward early-stage investors.:



September 13, 2005

So, You Wanna Fund a Startup? & How Can I Get Angels to Invest in My Company? Do we have a match?:



September 8, 2005

Oklahoma To Host 300 Venture Capitalists:



September 5, 2005

Venture capital program eyed for small firms:



August 30, 2005

Wisconsin's investment in early-stage businesses is changing perceptions:



August 26, 2005

Suggestions offered to foster high-growth business investment:



August 18, 2005

Telling the angels from the devils in high-tech finance:



August 3, 2005

Kick Starting Rural Early Stage Investments:



July 7, 2005

Angels we have heard on high - Getting investor networks to look closer to home have sprung up in Wisconsin and Minnesota and have just started to take flight in the Dakotas and Montana.:



June 30, 2005

Helping to grow little companies - Two local venture-capital funds find that investing in Wisconsin is good for their returns:



June 30, 2005

Risk Takers, Dream Makers: Venture Capitalists Taking Risks, Infusing State Businesses with Needed Capital to Create High-Wage Jobs:



June 23, 2005

Pools of Angels Make the Money Hunt Easier:



June 12, 2005

Angel investors nervous:



June 12, 2005

Another failed venture for Illinois governor - "Fund of Funds" not meeting expectations:



June 6, 2005

Senate Bill 511 Veto upheld by a 71 to 70 split. It was specifically aimed at early stage investment in privately-held, small Montana corporations.:



June 6, 2005

How Successful Angels and Venture Capitalists work together best. Communication is the key:



June 1, 2005

Small Business' Access to Capital:



May 27, 2005

Microlending at Crossroads After 20 Years:



May 23, 2005

10 more firms qualify for investor tax credits....in Wisconsin:



May 22, 2005

So You Want to Be a Venture Capitalist:



May 20, 2005

Where Have All the Lead-Angel Investors Gone?:



May 19, 2005

USDA Rural Development Presents $750,000 Check to Montana Community Development Corporation for Expansion of Revolving Loan Fund:



May 17, 2005

Governor vetoes Senator Mangan's investor tax-deduction bill - Clarification provided by Administration Cabinet Officers :



May 13, 2005

Venture Capital: 'Venture buyouts' becoming popular:



May 10, 2005

Venture capital is flowing to Utah firms ~ 174% jump in funding is sign of an upward trend:



May 3, 2005

Site unites 'angels,' start-ups:



May 3, 2005

Butte native, Steve Huntington pioneers investments in Montana businesses:



April 18, 2005

Federal Reserve Seminar Focuses On Small Business Finance:



April 16, 2005

Act will entice investors who invest in Montana companies with tax credits:



April 16, 2005

Rural development gets a boost - $750,000 for the Missoula-based Montana Community Development Corp.:



April 15, 2005

Angels today fill the role of venture capitalists:



April 14, 2005

Minnesota Investment Network Corporation Receives $1.3 Million From Northwest Area Foundation - Money will help expand formation of RAIN® funds in eight states including Montana, Idaho and North Dakota:



April 12, 2005

Angel Investors Return, And They Are Serious:



March 31, 2005

Industry Insider: High-tech groups cheer Corzine's funding plan for New Jersey startups:



March 28, 2005

The Montana State Senate votes on Bill SB511 - to eliminate state capital gains tax for Montana residents making equity investments in small, pre-IPO Montana companies.:



March 28, 2005

Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Two Bills to Encourage VC Investment:



March 27, 2005

VCs Don't Invest In Ideas:



March 20, 2005

Hawaii gets a lift from Utah / Wayne Brown Institute matches Aloha State startup firms with investors:



March 18, 2005

Much-needed Montana venture capital bill should pass:



March 17, 2005

Group to pair entrepreneurs, angel investors:



March 17, 2005

Angel networks investing in community's future.... Much more than just money:



March 9, 2005

Angel Network website goes live in Wisconsin:



March 3, 2005

"Old Economy" holds allure for new buyout firm that will focus on Western States:



February 19, 2005

Boston corporation, Trillium Asset Management Corp. gives Montana Community Development Corp. big boost:



February 18, 2005

ThinkEquity launches blog to spark discussion and generate ideas relating to trends and investing in entrepreneurial growth companies:



February 10, 2005

'Angels' Give a Lift to Young Companies:



February 3, 2005

States Consider Incentives to Lure Tech Investors:



February 3, 2005

Michigan lawmakers propose 'seed capital' fund and investment tax relief to develop high-tech jobs in state:



January 30, 2005

The science of funding the Next Big Thing:



January 21, 2005

Wisconsin Launches Angel Network:



January 21, 2005

New Mexico's Permanent Fund grows by $3.1billion under governor's first two years:



January 14, 2005

$40MM Venture fund deal nearly sealed - The regional investments would focus on Montana, Idaho, Utah and eastern Washington.:



January 12, 2005

Microsoft's finance chief quits - John Connors, a folksy Montana native to join Venture Capital Company:



January 12, 2005

Schools Offer Real Venture Capital Lessons:



January 8, 2005

Bankers, business owners lobby for $60 million Montana investment fund:



January 6, 2005

Technology council to coordinate angel investors:



January 5, 2005

Wisconsin entrepreneurs get help to improve connections to Angels:



December 22, 2004

California Venture Fund to move tech businesses to Iowa:



December 21, 2004

Pacific Northwest Angel investors regain healthy altitude:



December 18, 2004

Boulder firm, Tango tapped to manage Colorado state venture fund:



December 17, 2004

The Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology is accepting proposals for funding.:



December 17, 2004

State start-ups need help sooner:



December 16, 2004

Biotech venture firm, Frazier Healthcare Ventures of Seattle building new fund. Madrono also in the hunt:



December 10, 2004

Feet on the street - Human capital is most valuable part of a state investment program:



December 9, 2004

New Mexico Gov. Richardson proposes an angel investor tax credit:



December 7, 2004

Buzz of the Week: - Trends in Legal Terms in Venture Financings In the San Francisco Bay Area (Fenwick & West):



December 3, 2004

What They Were Saying on Day Two of the Wisconsin Life Sciences and Venture Conference:



December 2, 2004

'Angel' investors boost to start-ups - 350-plus attend Valley conference:



December 2, 2004

Report from Angel Summit by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation:



November 24, 2004

'Archimedes' to buoy ventures? - Way to jump start Angel and VC investments in State?:



November 18, 2004

Seattle based New Maveron VC fund raises $200 million to invest in consumer-focused companies:



November 14, 2004

Q&A with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers:



November 9, 2004

New Resource Guides Angels in Formation of Angel Groups:



November 2, 2004

State Looking For Some Angels - Official: Network Of Investors Needed - Pro tells how to do it.:



November 1, 2004

Kauffman Foundation releases report on how to develop Angel Networks:



October 24, 2004

Morrison Congratulates Board of Investments - $25 Million Investment For Venture Capital In Montana:



October 21, 2004

The Pennsylvania Angel Network launches state funded effort to bring together the state's wealthy investors and companies seeking funding from them.:



October 14, 2004

NASVF NetNews - October 14, 2004 - The electronic newsletter of the National Association of Seed and Venture - Funds:



October 12, 2004

Wisconsin investors seek regional partners and informed legislature - Regional cooperation is the way to attract venture capital to Wisconsin:



October 7, 2004

New Jersey EDA Ponders Angel Investment Guarantee:



October 2, 2004

Angels vs VCs:



September 30, 2004

Angel Track at the 11th Annual NASVF Conference - Salt Lake, UT 11/10-12:



September 30, 2004

Iowa 'Fund of Funds' Changes Investment Approach:



September 24, 2004

MACC---Growing Capital for "Boring" Companies:



September 21, 2004

VC partners open up with industry blogs:



September 20, 2004

Who's in charge: Dee Harris runs Arizona 'angel' network:



September 9, 2004

'Angel Groups' Provide Funding Option for Business Start-Ups; Focus on Venture Capital An 'Achilles Heel' for Entrepreneurs, Says Angel Capital Association:



September 9, 2004

Angels of Moore Creates Web Site for Entrepreneurs in North Carolina:



September 2, 2004

Pumping the Startup in Minnesota - The Minnesota Investment Network, known as MinCorp:



August 26, 2004

State Tax Credit Incentives for Equity Investments - A Survey of Current Practices:



August 22, 2004

Ohio Workers' Compensation Invests in Venture Capital Funds :



August 16, 2004

Panel's tall order: Get cash into startups - Colorado's new Venture Capital Authority Board faces a tight deadline on a big task - nursing money-starved business startups in the state.:



August 9, 2004

Wisconsin seeks to develop $10 million angel investment fund:



August 5, 2004

Pension Fund Invests in Louisiana Venture Program - Teachers' system offers venture capital:



August 4, 2004

Venture funds to get $50 million from state ..... Illinois:



July 30, 2004

"Angel Investment Network of Eastern Montana".:



July 29, 2004

Louisiana 'Angel' Network to Aid Start-up Firms /-/ Organized Angel Networks Starting to Take Shape - Help companies seal deals, obtain funding more efficiently:



July 29, 2004

Partners Launch $300M North Carolina Venture 'Fund of Funds':



July 26, 2004

What is the Wayne Brown Institute and what is the organization's primary goal?:



July 23, 2004

US Private Investors Crucial To Economy, Two Studies Recount:



July 20, 2004

Venture-backed firms thrive in spite of the economy:



July 15, 2004

Tax Incentives and Informal Venture Capital: Of Love And Angels - Wisconsin Hopes Tax Breaks Tempt 'Angels' to Make Investments:



July 13, 2004

State investment incentives aimed at luring ‘angels’ to start-up companies:



July 8, 2004

The Missouri Certified Capital Company Tax Credit and the New Enterprise Tax Credit Programs Are Not an Effective Use of State Tax Credits:



July 8, 2004

Venturing Close to Home in Southern California - Investors aim to foster more start-ups in the region:



June 26, 2004

Boise: The newest city of 'Angels' - Investors help entrepreneurs get off their feet:



June 24, 2004

The untapped resource of Angel Investors - Enterprising Capital - Bringing the Knowledge-Based Economy Home:



June 24, 2004

State-Sponsored Venture Capital: Are CAPCOs a Solution or a Problem?:



June 24, 2004

Pennsylvania Announces First `Angel' Investment Deal Closed By Ben Franklin Partners:



June 16, 2004

Venture capital funding for tech makes strides in Colo.:



June 14, 2004

Michigan Legislature Frees Fed R&D Grants from State Taxes:



June 10, 2004

Utah Nonprofit corporation gets OK for rural small-business loans:



June 6, 2004

Rural Business Investment Program Announced by SBA and USDA:



June 4, 2004

NASVF and CFI Announce creation of Capital Formation Institute:



June 3, 2004

Hawaii Venture Fund Short on Punch:



June 2, 2004

Angel investor boot camp advises and educates cherubs:



June 1, 2004

Small Firms Want Angels on Their Shoulders:



May 31, 2004

The impact of ACT 255 on the future of high-tech investment in Wisconsin:



May 28, 2004

Venture Capital: Angel investors are coming out of the wings:



May 20, 2004

What is Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture Capital doing in Ohio?:



May 20, 2004

Lousiana State University to Create Venture Capital Fund:



May 14, 2004

NASVF and CFI Announce creation of Capital Formation Institute:



May 14, 2004

Angels helping local businesses soar in Las Vegas:



May 14, 2004

Michigan Creates Bank Consortium for Innovation -(Why not in your community as well?):



May 7, 2004

CAPCO Concerns:



May 3, 2004

Angel investors get more down to earth:



May 1, 2004

Utah equity fund, Sorenson Capital looks world-class:



April 29, 2004

San Diego Angels Lend Financial Wings to Entrepreneurs Needing Cash:



April 27, 2004

Washington firms buck U.S. trend on venture capital:



April 26, 2004

Venture capitalists look to bet on tried, true entrepreneurs:



April 23, 2004

Venture Capital Bill Sent to Wisconsin Governor :



April 22, 2004

3rd venture capital firm coming - Seattle-based Frazier to open office in Boise:



April 17, 2004

Gov. Jeb Bush urges venture capitalists follow Scripps to Florida saying he wants the products that result from new discoveries to remain in the state:



April 16, 2004

The Auditor's office will again pursue the Montana Capital Formation Act:



April 15, 2004

Indiana Future Fund distributes investments - 4 selected venture capital firms will back life sciences efforts:



April 15, 2004

Maryland may become matchmaker between super funds and area VCs:



April 13, 2004

West Virginia passes high-growth business investment tax credit:



April 8, 2004

Utah Courts California Venture Capitalists:



April 8, 2004

Awards help generate large return for Oklahoma - $11MM generates more than $200 million in private and federal funding:



April 8, 2004

Illinois Governor wants to create VC fund of $200 million:



April 2, 2004

A Rural Investment Success Story in the Appalachian Ohio region:



April 2, 2004

Venture capital for Oklahoma rural areas pledged:



April 2, 2004

Seeking more 'angels' -- Networks match wealthy investors with start-ups:



March 30, 2004

US venture capital funds have big ($68 billion) 'overhang'-report:



March 29, 2004

Maine Fund Will Help Companies Bridge Financing Gap:



March 25, 2004

Wanted: date with an angel - Conference seeks to bring wealthy investors together in support of entrepreneurs:



March 25, 2004

Two Good West Virginia Tax Credits Created:



March 25, 2004

New Oregon Investment Funds Take Aim at Millions:



March 25, 2004

Pennsylvania to unveil cheap loan fund as catalyst for jobs- Citizens Bank, state join forces:



March 16, 2004

Canadian Government plans to scatter seed money for startups - Venture capital program aimed at getting promising research to market:



March 15, 2004

Colorado CAPCO Demise Leads to Questions for Other States:



March 5, 2004

CAPCOs bite dust - Owens says program 'simply failed,' signs bills ending funding:



March 3, 2004

Technology Grant Opportunities:



February 28, 2004

The Big Picture - Eastern Plains RC&D:



February 27, 2004

The Secret to Angel Investing:



February 27, 2004

Western New York Firms Struggle to Attract Venture Capital:



February 27, 2004

SBA's Venture Capital Mistakes Cost Taxpayers $2 Billion:



February 27, 2004

University of Illinois Venture Capital Fund Set to Invest:



February 27, 2004

Venturing Into Forums:



February 27, 2004

High-tech firms to get $1 million boost - Michigan will give funds so high-tech firms may succeed - "Emerging Business Fund" can be used to leverage about $25 million in federal money to develop new products:



February 27, 2004

South Dakota Senate Panel Endorses Bill To Initiate Entrepreneur Fund:



February 25, 2004

Venture firm moving to SLC:



February 23, 2004

Venture capitalists to help new companies start:



February 19, 2004

Capital-Gains Tax Cut Proposed for Rhode Island Entrepreneurs & Venture capital funds can apply for Kentucky-funded tax credits:



February 19, 2004

CAPCO law going, going ...:



February 19, 2004

Venture Capital 101:



February 15, 2004

California State invests $1.5 billion of the state's pension money to ride `Green Wave' - a good way to profit from a growing market, clean up the environment and generate jobs.:



February 13, 2004

Genesis of Innovation for South Dakota:



February 12, 2004

Other states' CAPCOs get mixed results - Florida and New York officials say their CAPCO programs have resulted in job losses.:



February 12, 2004

Oregon Venture Capital Fund of Funds Excites Investors - Credit Suisse First Boston, chosen to run the $100 million program, is expected to add clout and expertise:



February 12, 2004

State of Wisconsin Names Christenson as Director of Bureau of Entrepreneurship:



February 10, 2004

SBA Approves New Statewide Certified Development Company:



February 10, 2004

Arizona Governor seeks tech funding - Backs incentives for in-state investments:



February 5, 2004

Homegrown VCs Want New Mexico Seed Money & Bill Would Guarantee Pennsylvania Investmen:



January 23, 2004

Rural Business Investment Program:



January 22, 2004

Model Bill Aims to Fill Hawaii Capital Fund Void:



January 19, 2004

Michigan Governor Signs $150 Million Venture Capital Bill:



January 8, 2004

Community Development Venture Capital: Best Practices & Case Studies:



December 23, 2003

Capital Subsidy Bill Raked - $75 million deal 'scam,' says Colorado critic:



December 19, 2003

Tech startups depend on angel investors - Without them, most would not reach venture capital stage:



December 18, 2003

Clubs, Markets Boost Angels:



December 18, 2003

Colorado out to divert CAPCO funds - Treasurer trying to send $100 million to insurance program:



December 4, 2003

Venture firms keen on Oregon:



December 1, 2003

Critics question merits of economic development legislation:



November 20, 2003

Entrepreneurs strive to overcome seed-financing shortfall:



November 19, 2003

Seed-Stage Venture Financing:



November 17, 2003

Coffee capital entrepreneurs and investors told to wake up:



November 13, 2003

First Network for Angel Investing Groups Formed; Kauffman Foundation Gives Voice to Angel Organizations:



November 13, 2003

Some Angels Allying and Still Flying:



November 11, 2003

Improving the Profit Impact - Make ROI a Priority and Keep Score:



November 10, 2003

More than 40 Angel funds join forces to promote investment:



October 29, 2003

CAPCOs draw more heat:



October 16, 2003

Forums bring 'angels' to Colorado W. Slope startups - Financing gives firms wings:



October 9, 2003

Re-minted SBIC looks to bridge small biz cash gap in New Mexico:



October 4, 2003

Venture Capitalists: Full Speed Ahead - Investment rises to $19.6 Billion in second quarter in spite of the IPO slowdown:



September 30, 2003

New Jersey creates $50 million venture capital fund:



September 26, 2003

Recent State Actions to Access Venture Capital :



September 25, 2003

Iowa Ventures Attract More Investors - Conditions are improving in the state, experts say:



September 25, 2003

Angels in waiting: Why it's time to invest again in early-stage companies:



September 19, 2003

Study Assesses State of Venture Capital in Hawaii:



September 15, 2003

Delta Angel Group could bridge gap for local entrepreneurs in Inland Northwest:



September 8, 2003

Venture funding stifled in Chicago - `Vicious cycle' cited in study:



August 29, 2003

Angels for a new age - In tech's post-boom era, angel investors rewrite the rules of the club:



August 27, 2003

Gov. Owens: Colorado CAPCO law must change:



August 12, 2003

'Angels' aid young companies - Spokane has dearth of private investors:



July 30, 2003

Colorado CAPCO debate rages - Wilshire investments not what legislature intended, critic says:



July 23, 2003

Colorado CAPCO 'raw deal for taxpayers' - Task force studying $200M program as industry fights back:



July 17, 2003

Oregon House OKs venture capital bill - New Mexico to Invest in 3 Start-up Firms:



July 17, 2003

Floriday CAPCO measure costing state $75 million, losing jobs- Rhode Island, Colorado and Georgia question or change CAPCO:



July 14, 2003

Keeping Your Balance With Customers:



July 13, 2003

Colorado CAPCO to get capped?- Former supporters join push to alter or kill Colo. venture-capital program:



July 10, 2003

'Angel' Investors Share Ideas at New England-Wide Summit:



July 10, 2003

Two California Based Angel Groups Try Expansion Promotions:



July 7, 2003

Midwest pulls out all stops for start-ups- $500 million in new private and public money has been earmarked for venture investing:



July 3, 2003

Delta Angel Group aims to increase funding opportunities in the Inland Northwest:



July 3, 2003

What's wrong with Act 221 in Hawaii (the state tax credit for investment in high tech)?:



June 26, 2003

Washington State Angel networks may take wing in smaller cities:



June 13, 2003

Maine Hungry for Venture Capital (Many similarities to Montana) Mainers and Vermonters Say 'Yes' to Economic Development Bond, Tech Tax and VC Issues:



May 30, 2003

Plan urges tax credit for startups-Michigan could back loans for high-risk, high-profit firms:



May 30, 2003

Nothing Ventured, Millions Gained- Capco's benefit in Florida program:



May 19, 2003

Seattle gets fresh look from California investors:



May 18, 2003

Idaho learning more about venture capital programs-Idaho should be so lucky to be as tech-savvy as, well, Oklahoma. (What can Montana learn?):



May 16, 2003

Financing Bright Ideas: A Primer on Venture Capital in Maine:



May 12, 2003

CommonAngels for hellacious times- Angel Groups plan ahead to survive hellacious market:



May 8, 2003

Oregon Diluted Investment Bill Pleases Some Skeptics:



May 2, 2003

North Dakota Increases Angel Tax Credits and implements business friendly legislation for 2003 and beyond --New Mexico Economic Development Legislation Signed:



April 15, 2003

Utah focuses on venture capital as Arizona stalls:



April 4, 2003

Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt Signs $100 Million High Tech VC Fund Law *****Montana Economic development supporters frustrated by MT State VC bill's demise- State Auditor John Morrison *****:



March 27, 2003

Illinois and Georgia Create New Funding Initiatives for Entrepreneurs:



March 27, 2003

Washington State Investment Board Will Provide Start-ups a Boost:



March 27, 2003

Utah Creates Venture Capital Fund -(Montana must pass similar legislation if we want the state to be competitive):



March 20, 2003

New Mexico Attracting More VC Dollars because of aggressive State programs.:



March 17, 2003

TOP Announces FY 2003 Grant Round:



March 14, 2003

Montana Venture capital bill popular with most:



March 14, 2003

Highway 12 puts emphasis on ‘seed capital’-Start-ups to get share of Boise valley’s venture money:



March 13, 2003

Washington State Investment board may put more cash in state startups :



March 12, 2003

Utah Venture Capital Bill Is Challenged:



March 6, 2003

Oregon's Entrepreneurs Foundation draws philanthropic startups:



March 1, 2003

Montana Communities to get $390,000 in technology grants if they apply:



February 24, 2003

Venture-capital bill clears Utah House panel despite worries:



February 22, 2003

Utah Venture capital bill gets endorsement:



February 20, 2003

South Carolina seeks boost for venture capital:



February 18, 2003

Working with Angel Investors:A Shared Experience from Northeastern Minnesota:



February 15, 2003

Bill Could Enhance Venture Capital Activity in Utah:



February 13, 2003

Iowa considering a massive, multibillion-dollar economic-development plan that includes imposing a statewide property tax t raise serious money for growth projects:



February 13, 2003

Fund Sought to Prime Pump for New Capital in Utah:



February 13, 2003

Laid-back Image Scares Venture Capital Away from Oregon:



February 11, 2003

Venture capital bill would boost Utah's economy:



January 20, 2003

Angels can help make great tech ideas fly:



January 10, 2003

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Create Funding Vehicle to Aid Growth of Companies:



January 7, 2003

Testimony requested 1/9 for Capital Formation Hearing in Helena.:



January 2, 2003

SmartForest Ventures (Hugh Mackworth and Debi Coleman) seizes opportunities in Portland:



December 26, 2002

Ohio to chip in $100M for tech venture capital:



December 19, 2002

New Markets Tax Credit Program Gets U.S. GAO Review:



December 19, 2002

Tech firm 'angels' to get some insurance- A program will be set up with $2 million from Pa. to encourage investment in fledgling companies.:



December 19, 2002

Only the Most Dedicated 'Angels' Survive the Slump:



December 18, 2002

Venture Clubs bring hope to entrepreneurs:



December 17, 2002

Venture Capital: The state of the regional market from 3 who know:



December 12, 2002

The Dual Bottom Line-Is it possible to invest in low-income areas and create jobs--and make money?:



December 11, 2002

Florida State Employee's Pension Fund to allocate $300 Million to venture capital:



December 5, 2002

Angels help local firms (Pittsburgh) spread their wings:



November 25, 2002

Angel investors spread their wings:



November 21, 2002

Sowing the seeds-Arizona continues to struggle for its share of venture capital dollars:



November 16, 2002

California's Matching Grants Yielding Big Results-MIT Launches $15 Million Research Grant Program:



November 15, 2002

Federal Funding Opportunities:



November 11, 2002

Angels scarce, but still hovering - Entrepreneurs form alliances to smooth investor connections:



November 5, 2002

Technology Tax Credit/VC program comes under question in Hawaii:



November 4, 2002

Angel investors spread wings more cautiously-- Risk-happy investors revise strategies for funding startups:



November 2, 2002

Tech Capital Scarce in Montana:



October 31, 2002

Innovation Works builds network of angel investors:



October 30, 2002

Shellshocked venture capitalists avoid risks:



October 24, 2002

Plan to aid high-tech firms is in slow lane in Utah:



October 17, 2002

Business Angel Investing Groups Growing in number and importance in North America:



October 4, 2002

Venture forum in Boise lets companies, investors meet:



October 3, 2002

Montana Delegation attends the National Association of Seed and Venture Capital Annual Conference in Pittsburgh:



October 3, 2002

Seed & Venture Capital Strategies in the Fly-Over States (Conf ppt):



October 3, 2002

Brady’s venture capital plan for Idaho draws praise:



October 1, 2002

15 companies to make pitch at Venture Forum:



September 29, 2002

US must encourage its youth to study science (How can we develop and publicize more business/education partnerships in Montana?):



September 19, 2002

Seed Investing as a Team Sport 10/11, Bozeman, MT:



September 16, 2002

Entrepreneur: LocalFund Inc. helps kick-start local businesses:



September 14, 2002

Their Taxes Reduced, Iowa Insurers Keep Their Venture Fund Promise:



September 13, 2002

U. of I. puts tech venture back in play, names exec:



September 5, 2002

Oklahoma State program helps establish new companies:



September 5, 2002

Why Angels? Why Now?:



August 29, 2002

Illinois will invest $50MM in venture capital:



August 29, 2002

Vermont rescinds tax credits for 10 companies:



August 22, 2002

Kansas' new VC law begins to draw interest:



August 17, 2002

Federal government's boost in VC funding comes under heavy criticism:



August 10, 2002

Chicago weighs VC fund to fuel tech startups:



August 8, 2002

'Fund of funds' for Utah? (Why not Montana?):



July 25, 2002

Silicon Valley-Venture Law Group teams with local firms in New Mexico to counsel startups:



July 19, 2002

Capitol help for high tech in Utah? Task force to eye possibility of a tax credit venture fund:



July 11, 2002

Portland seed investor Northwest Technology Ventures has started gaining access to $14 million in state money intended to fund early-stage ventures. :



July 5, 2002

Seattle, Boise investors impressed by Spokane-Investment forum brings together area companies (Is Montana ready to have one here?) :



July 5, 2002

Entrepreneurs Foundation opens Oregon chapter:



July 2, 2002

VC tax credits on rise:



June 29, 2002

University of Indiana takes new venture capital tack-Revamped unit won't fund startups:



June 27, 2002

Indiana 'angels' network at outing Web site's unveiling provides avenue for state's elite investors and entrepreneurs to link up. :



June 24, 2002

Federal Funding Opportunity -Department of Agriculture to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities.:



June 18, 2002

Raising Small Money:



June 17, 2002

Illinois to invest $60M:



June 5, 2002

Fed agency (National Institute of Standards and Technology) could yield local venture capital :



May 30, 2002

New funds, legislation boost Iowa venture capital pool:



May 16, 2002

Farm program aims to boost rural businesses-For-profit companies to inject capital into enterprises:



May 10, 2002

Venture Capital: Investors looking at wider horizons:



May 9, 2002

Some Venture Funds Taking Root in Low-tech Areas:



May 7, 2002

N.C. start-ups get wider attention:



May 3, 2002

Business students put their pitches to test in Boise- High-powered presenters try to woo experts :



May 2, 2002

University of Texas Charging up Efforts to Commercialize Tech:



April 30, 2002

Business students compete for prizes:



April 23, 2002

$100M VC fund for Ohio object of new legislation:



April 20, 2002

NBIA Teams with LocalFund to Help Match Start-ups with Angels:



April 13, 2002

New investment bank focused on Northwest market:



April 11, 2002

Kentucky Venture-capital bill woos investors with tax credits- Restrictions lifted to boost state's small companies:



April 5, 2002

Swift files bill to aid start-ups in MA:



March 29, 2002

Idaho Gov. Kempthorne vetoes venture capital guarantee:



March 28, 2002

Ballot measure would free Oregon universities to take stock:



March 22, 2002

Venture Capital for Communities:



March 21, 2002

Pennsylvania Lawmakers tout tax breaks, incentives for tech start-ups:



March 21, 2002

Analysis of the New Iowa Angel Tax Credit Legislation:



March 21, 2002

Fort Worth gets its first group offering start-up capital for entrepreneurs:



March 20, 2002

Jobs Plus in Spokane recruiting 'angel investors':



March 14, 2002

The Top Ten Reasons to Form an Angel Investing Group (Excellent article. Montana needs a professionally managed Angel Investing Group! The Oklahoma Commercialization Center is an excellent model to replicate in Montana http://www.otcc.org/ ):



March 14, 2002

Centennial Ventures raises $341.1 million in capital funds:



March 14, 2002

Wisconin in Good Position for Attracting Much-Needed Venture Capital:



March 14, 2002

vSpring Capital Closes on a New $120 Million Fund targeting companies in the Intermountain West with emphasis on Utah:



March 8, 2002

Venture Capital: Angel investors guarding money :





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